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Ok, so here's the story. I bought an untested Apple IIGS Woz edition for a great price. I also ordered separately a A9M0330 keyboard and cord, mouse, and both floppy drives ( A9M0106 and A9M0107). It didn't come with anything but a power cord. I immediately took the cover off. It looks very clean. The original battery is still there, but no corrosion (I'll remove it as soon as the new updated battery replacement kit arrives). There was no memory expansion card, so I just ordered one for $10. So I hooked up the keyboard, mouse, and drive, and connected it to a PVM monitor. I hear beeps and it says Apple IIGS, ROM Version 01. The screen then switches into Check Startup Device. I'm assuming it's looking for a disk of some sort, but I don't have any. I did put in an Atari ST disk just to see if I'd get an error message, but it just ejected it. Attached are three pics (if you see anything that looks off, let me know). So, now for some questions! 1) Isn't the OS built-in like the ST's? If yes, how do I boot to it? Can I do anything at all without disks? I might have blank disks lying around somewhere. 2) I've pressed everything on the keyboard and nothing happens. Is there a way to test the keyboard without any disks, just so I know that it's working? 3) Since it starts up without any real error messages, do you guys think that my IIGS itself is probably good? 4) Anything else that I need immediately?
I have another want ad up on CL looking for an Apple ][ or ][+ again and had an email from a person offering me a IIGS. Now, I am not against getting a IIGS, really. So, I emailed some questions back, but never got an answer. *Grumble* Anyways, I wonder what to look for on a IIGS and what the average going rate is for a complete system? One issue I have noticed over the years is you seem to find parts, but hardly complete systems up for sale. I know I passed up on some complete ones at local school sales years ago, thinking they were Macs. So, any advice would be nice. Seeing as the IIGS was the last Apple Woz had any input on at all (and in spite of Apple limiting it, still seems to be a great unit), I have always figured it would go well with my other Apple II series units. The backwards compatibility and such also make it more of an attractive 16 bit computer system to me than an Amiga or Atari ST.